A Song for You

Author: Robyn Crawford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524742864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6781

The New York Times Bestseller! After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story. Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford. Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her memoir, A Song for You. With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship. Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.

A Song For You

Author: Kathy West

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456817922

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 347

View: 3457

Find out the truth about the sad demise of a popular mid-60s New York area garage-band once called "the greatest group on the east-coast". Learn how the ripe dreams of a coveted band died with its gifted guitarist leaving behind in L. A. an entangled web of intimate relationships among later legends. This story is told by eyes inside a circle of conflicted young singer-songwriters and musicians revealing what came before the fame of prominent music industry icons in the early 70’s. Journey back through the formative years of closeness, then despair and disconnection for the guitarist’s long-time girlfriend. It’s a heartwarming story of a first-love sadly lost to tragedy. Many look back on their years and wonder... what if? * * * Everyone remembers their first love... the one they always really wanted to have share in their dreams and plans for the life they hoped to lead and who they would become as they actualized their ambitions. The tragic 1969 death of the uniquely talented lead guitarist of the popular group The Myddle Class as a young co-ed remains a curiosity of a huge fan following of the band. This girlfriend knows first hand how and why it happened... and she is sharing.

A Song for You and Me

Author: Fiona Compton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132971878X


Page: N.A

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Time Will Write a Song for You

Author: Kannan M

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351188779

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 4511

The three-decade-long conflict tore apart the Tamils’ world in Sri Lanka. This anthology, framed by war, brings together poems, stories and a memoir by Tamil writers living there and in the diaspora. Wide-ranging and from recent decades, till the war’s ending, these pieces have been translated with great skill for the first time into English. Stark, and sometimes lyrical, distilling memory, history, mythology and classical literary tropes, they powerfully echo the Tamils’ sorrows and deep fears, their longings and hopes for tomorrow. Laments about youths felled by gunfire, their forced disappearances, the loss of family and homes, desecration of shrines, repeated displacements, becoming international refugees alternate with remembrance of the beauteous forests and sea, of celebrations of Tamil language and culture, and the compassion of women providing people succour. Accompanied by an introduction to set the context, this rich and moving volume reveals the spirit of a wounded island and brings its voices to a new audience.

Shall We Sing a Song For You?

Author: Alex Shaw

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1843586479

Category: Humor

Page: 330

View: 5134

When it comes to football chants, British fans surely must be top of the league. Throughout the country every weekend, football stadiums ring with the sound of hundred of thousands of supporters singing the praises of their favourite players, rubbishing the opposition, having a go at the ref and waxing lyrical about past legends. Chants can spring from deep-rooted rivalries or simply from the fact that a player has a funny name. Plundering the pop charts for tunes to set their ditties too, fans have come up with hundreds of hilarious, moving, clever and often downright scandalous songs...all brought together here! From close-to-the-knuckle terrace favourites to brilliantly witty off-the-cuff chants and the classics heard in nearly every stadium in the land, Shall We Sing a Song For You? is the perfect collection of the good, the bad and the downright offensive.

I’ll Weave a Song for You

Author: Sandra Leavesley

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1803132639

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 3180

She holds the verse in the palm of her hand and tells a story she died in. When Megan dies, she leaves a promise with her twin Emily: ‘I’ll weave a song for you…it may take a while, but I’ll come back to you Em, somehow’. Her song threads a tapestry, spinning through a mosaic of memories and weaving into the present day, touching the lives of Alice and Jon. The Café by the Oak is in the heart of Crayshead, a Cornish seaside town with a sleepy tortoise, a vocal parrot, and a dog named Wellington. Emily is charmed by Alice, an old lady with secrets hidden behind the walls of a convent. Jon’s life lacks purpose. After taking up a new teaching post he feels settled enough to begin unravelling his past, but when he finds something he isn’t looking for it causes him to question everything. Emily seeks comfort in her art, reflecting on her childhood, and helping Jon pursue his past. And as Alice slowly reveals her secret, Emily breathes life into a painting on canvas… Can Megan weave a song without leaving them all with a sense of betrayal?

This Song’s for You

Author: Amie Templeton

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504317963

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 142

View: 1331

When her son was murdered in 1982, Amie began to question the very depth of her existence. Each step of her journey took her closer to the discovery that we are more than a physical body, that we are never alone, and that help is there for the asking. Everyone has the same potential for spiritual growth, and once their search has begun, a shift takes place in the laws surrounding their life. Those who are on a spiritual search might find some answers between the covers of this book.

A Song for Rory

Author: Cerella Sechrist

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488012156

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1405

He had everything he could want…but her Even winning Country Music Artist of the Year can't help Sawyer Landry shake his guilt over leaving Rory Callahan behind. All the fame, fortune and fans he's earned haven't relieved his regret over the way he ditched her. But all that's about to change. Because Sawyer has finally realized that everything is empty without Rory. And he's returning to Findlay Roads to win her back. Hopefully. But Sawyer has no idea how hard it'll be. Rory's not going to welcome him with open arms. And he's about to discover a family secret that could ruin everything…

A Song for Quiet

Author: Cassandra Khaw

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 0765397390

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5339

Cassandra Khaw returns with A Song for Quiet, a new standalone Persons Non Grata novella from the world of Hammers on Bone, finalist for the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award, and which Kameron Hurley called "a long leap into the gory, the weird, and the fantastic." Deacon James is a rambling bluesman straight from Georgia, a black man with troubles that he can't escape, and music that won't let him go. On a train to Arkham, he meets trouble — visions of nightmares, gaping mouths and grasping tendrils, and a madman who calls himself John Persons. According to the stranger, Deacon is carrying a seed in his head, a thing that will destroy the world if he lets it hatch. The mad ravings chase Deacon to his next gig. His saxophone doesn't call up his audience from their seats, it calls up monstrosities from across dimensions. As Deacon flees, chased by horrors and cultists, he stumbles upon a runaway girl, who is trying to escape the destiny awaiting her. Like Deacon, she carries something deep inside her, something twisted and dangerous. Together, they seek to leave Arkham, only to find the Thousand Young lurking in the woods. The song in Deacon’s head is growing stronger, and soon he won’t be able to ignore it any more. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.